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  C.T. Bauer College of Business - University of Houston

Hispanic Business Student Association

About Us

Our History

Fall of 1983

The Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) was founded by a small number of students who saw a need for an organization to foster the growth of Hispanic students interested in pursuing business related careers. Originally named the Mexican American Business Student Association (MABSA), the organization enjoyed rapid growth while serving the needs of an increasing number of students. MABSA became an established and respected entity within the College of Business Administration, and soon after changed its name to encompass all students of Hispanic heritage.

HBSA Today 

We envision an organization that brings together diverse groups of people who share similar career interests and prepares them for the real world of business. We seek to lead by example, training with our current leaders and members so that they may become tomorrow’s business executives and community leaders.

Our Constitution

Click here to view our constitution

Our Purpose

  • Voice the concerns of Hispanic business students and alumni at the University of Houston.
  • Promote business leadership skills and entrepreneurism among Hispanics.
  • Enhance the visibility and make Hispanic students aware of successful Hispanic professionals within the local business community.
  • Promote academic excellence and increase the enrollment of Hispanics in institutions of higher education.
  • Provide networking and career opportunities for Hispanic students and alumni from the University of Houston.
  • Assist organizations in recruiting, professionally developing, and promoting Hispanic professionals.

Our Development

Since its inception, HBSA has grown to become the premier student organizations at the C.T. Bauer College of Business and currently boasts a membership of over a 150 members. We arrange and organize a wide variety of programs and activities to prepare our members for success in their future careers. We also provide an environment where our members have the opportunity to develop the essential skills that recruiters actively seek in the candidates they hire.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why join HBSA?
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities 
  • Gain transferable skills: Leadership Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Teamwork Skills, and Computer Skills
  • Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities with our Alumni and Professionals
  • Become more involved on campus
  • Community Involvement
  • Develop your Academic Skills
  • Social Activities
  • Opportunity to attend our National Conference 
  • Interact with new people and make friendships that will last a lifetime!

Who can join HBSA?

Any student enrolled at the University of Houston. 

What are the most common majors?

The most common majors in HBSA are Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management, and Management Information Systems (MIS).

What are the requirements to become a member?

To become a member of HBSA you must:

  1. Be a student enrolled at the University of Houston 
  2. Fill out the HBSA Membership Application
  3. Pay your Membership Dues

How often are the general meetings?
General meetings are held every two to three weeks of the semester.

Who can run for office?

An active member who: 

  1. Is an HBSA paid member
  2. Holds a minimum GPA of 2.50
  3. Is available to deal with any business concerning HBSA

Is HBSA only for Hispanics?

No, HBSA is open to everyone.

Do you have to be a business major to join HBSA?
No, all majors are welcomed in HBSA.